Survey Confirms 90% of Republicans Are Delusional
For over a month it’s been obvious to anyone with a brain stem that former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected America’s 46th president. Still, fearful Republicans have cowered aboard the Trump train in denial. A report in today’s Washington Post quantifies exactly how widespread delusion is among Congressional Republicans.
A Post survey of all 249 GOP senators and members of Congress found that only 25 are willing to acknowledge Biden’s seven million vote win and clinching of the Electoral College. Two Republicans actually believe that Donald Trump won the election, facts notwithstanding. But perhaps even more staggering is that 222 GOP members of the House and Senate – almost 90 percent of all Republicans in Congress – refuse to even say who won the election.
The newspaper began the survey Thursday morning, the day after Trump posted his 46-minute conspiracy laden denial video. A team of 25 reporters contacted aides for every Republican by email and phone and asked three very simple questions: 1)Who won the presidential contest? 2) Do you support or oppose Trump’s continuing efforts to claim victory? 3) If Biden wins a majority in the Electoral College will you accept him as the legitimately elected president?
In summarizing the results The Post wrote: “Today’s reactions – or mostly, non-reactions – mirror how many Republicans handled four years of Trump’s intemperance: A few predictable Trump critics would condemn his actions, such as the decision to use tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear Lafayette Square in June so Trump could walk across the park, but most would try to avoid the subject.”
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama and Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona are the two House members who maintain that Trump won the election. Brooks has told multiple news outlets that he plans on challenging the Electoral College results. In response to the question about whether he will accept Biden’s election as legitimate, Gosar said, “No, never. Too much evidence of fraud.”
Here is a link to responses, or non-responses, to The Post survey questions from all 249 Republican members of the House and Senate.